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heard this on eei yesterday on the dale and holley archive. dale said second or third.. may put yaz ahead of him. holley said he was back and forth, could see both sides. thornton made his case. held williams war years against him and his lack of a ring. also said t-will would have been a DH had their been that option for he wasnt a good defender. in fact Papi plays a better first than wills played left. told story of wills working on his hitting regularly while out in left. felt had wills hit 700 HRS (likely had he not gone to war) or hung around for 715, he may feel differently. but with those 3 rings and style, no way no how can anyone b ahead of the papi!
after watching that 3-run blast, who can really not concur? clutch.. the bigger the moment more likely to carry u on ur back. yanks lost to orioes, papi aint lettin that happpen as we prep to smack some some jabrees!
No one even remotely close to TW; NOT EVEN CLOSE!
Agree. Add to that the fact that TW played the outfield more than adequately. Can't say that about Ortiz for any position on the field. He has been principally a DH.
If you want to compare eras just look at what players did in comparision with other players of their time. Babe Ruth, hit more Home Runs per year than some whole Teams hit in his era, he also pitched and played the field when he wasn't pitching. Oh and Babe was hitting a ball that was rawhide filled with sand and sawdust not superballs... As for Teddy Baseball, no one has every hit .400 so that is all time no comparison. I love Papi but he hits on adverage the same as other slugger of his time. Is he the most Clitch hitter of all time? No doubt about it and Yes he galvanized the City of Boston last year when we needed it, he was ralling cry for "This F'N City" Give them all credit but you can't compare them to each other.